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Regional Finance Specialist - Asia

Organisation Name Tara Climate Foundation
Location Asia-remote
Date Posted 2023-11-30
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1144752
  • Opportunity for finance sector candidates with leading climate foundation
  • Work at the intersection of sustainable finance and clean energy transition
  • Asia-based remote, work rights required, fluency in an Asian language a plus


The Organisation
With a vision of a just and thriving Asia powered by renewable energy, Tara Climate Foundation is a new and rapidly expanding philanthropic initiative focusing on South, Southeast, and East Asia (excluding China and India). The Tara Climate Foundation is headquartered in Singapore with a team spread throughout the region.
Tara plays three main roles: providing grants to a diverse group of climate and energy transition partners; developing and assessing regional finance strategies; and the convening of partners within and across borders. Tara has more than a dozen International philanthropic funders supporting its work including the provision of grants to hundreds of civil society and research organizations, thinktanks, non-state actors, and the private sector to accelerate a just and clean energy transition.
By 2026, Tara strives to double its funding and grant making to combat climate change in this decisive decade.

Benefits & Culture
  • Work with a dynamic international climate team with a passion to make a difference and a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work
  • A flexible work environment and a space to learn the sector and players, develop, and challenge yourself
  • A collaborative, fun and thriving team, driven by our mission, and living our values 
  • Competitive compensation and benefits with opportunities for regional and international travel

The Role
Reporting to Tara’s Senior Finance Strategist, this role will help shift Asian financial markets and investments out of fossil fuels by identifying the levers to accelerate Asia’s clean energy transition. Tara’s finance program supports a broad range of stakeholders across the region, delivering advocacy campaigns, analysis and engagement focused on shifting key public and private financial institutions, central banks, governments, regulators, and investors.
Key responsibilities;
  • Contribute your knowledge and experience of the financial sector to support the strategic thinking on the financial sector in South, Southeast and East Asia
  • Expand and maintain a regional network of financial experts, analysts, not-for-profits, think tanks, regulators, and financial institutions
  • Provide organisational updates on developments in the financial sector and markets
  • Help expand grant portfolio including evaluation and reporting
  • Support the development, coordination and implementation of grant making strategies
  • Shape priorities and provide feedback to grantees and partners
  • Work with colleagues to embed regional finance priorities
  • Attend international and regional finance forums and meetings

Skills Required

With a broad knowledge on trends and levers that drive private and public finance investment you have developed your career in economics, finance, regulation, policy, and/or sustainable finance in the Asia region and you are keen to apply your expertise in the fight against climate change.
With the ability to see the bigger picture you understand the key strategies that can be applied by the financial sector, institutions, networks, and players to inform the clean energy transition. You also offer the following;
  • +5-7 years’ work experience in the financial sector
  • The ability to interpret complex data
  • Capacity to work flexibly at a fast pace in remote settings
  • Experience working with multicultural teams across multiple time-zones
  • The motivation to embraces Tara’s mission and values
  • Ability to travel as and when required; fluency in an Asia language would be an asset

If you are committed to bringing your financial skills and experience to addressing the climate crisis, and you meet the criteria above please submit your resume and cover letter, addressing the skills required, quoting #1144752 or call Lois Freeke at NGO Recruitment in Melbourne, Australia on +61 (0)3 8080 8978.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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